Rock Cave, West Virginia

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Rock Cave
Unincorporated community
Rock Cave is located in West Virginia
Rock Cave
Rock Cave
Location within the state of West Virginia
Rock Cave is located in the US
Rock Cave
Rock Cave
Rock Cave (the US)
Coordinates: 38°50′12″N 80°20′33″W / 38.83667°N 80.34250°W / 38.83667; -80.34250Coordinates: 38°50′12″N 80°20′33″W / 38.83667°N 80.34250°W / 38.83667; -80.34250
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Upshur
Population (2000 967)
 • Total 1,926
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26215, 26234
Area code(s) 304

Rock Cave is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States. The town is located southwest of Buckhannon at the junction of West Virginia Route 4 with County Routes 11/2 and 20/28.

Throughout the community's history, Rock Cave has been known as Bob Town, Centerville, and Centreville.

The community's name is a corruption of Rock Lava, which referred to rocks purportedly of volcanic origin unearthed near the town site.[1]

Rock Cave's public schools are operated by Upshur County Schools.


  1. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 537. 

Population 2011 1126